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Refugee Crisis: Donald Trump Says He'd Send Syrians Fleeing War-Torn Country Back Home

01/10/2015 12:14 | Updated 01 October 2015

American Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump has said he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he takes office next year.

The billionaire, who is the current frontrunner in the Republican race for the White House, told a rally of supporters in New Hampshire: "If I win, they're going back."

It marks a significant u-turn in policy; in September, Trump told Fox News that the US should be taking in greater numbers of refugees fleeing their war-torn home nations.

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War-ravaged cities like the Syrian capital, Homs, Trump wants to send refugees back to

Barack Obama has so far pledged to take 10,000 refugees from Syria next year, amid the migration crisis that is gripping Europe.

But on Wednesday evening, Trump told an audience of campaign enthusiasts: "I hear we want to take in 200,000 Syrians. And they could be - listen, they could be Isis."

He described them as a "200,000-man army", later adding: "I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back."

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